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Drift diving ruin a marriage?

Discussion in 'Humor, Games, Clips, Yarns and Tales' started by txgoose, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA

    Same situation with my wife. "Solved" it by changing tanks. I dive with an overfilled LP108 (150cuft roughly) and she dives with an al80 (77cuft). We come out with similar reserve pressure (although that means I've got more volume). It would probably work if I used something in between a 108 and an 80, but 108's are what I've got.

    Doesn't work when we're traveling and have to live with rental tanks. Often I've found our choices are al80 or al80. Sometimes al100 is an option. I've never dove with an operator outside the US that will rent steel tanks, especially overfilled lp steels :wink:. I guess I could do sidemount doubles while she does backmount single but that's a lot more work.
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  2. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Secretly ask the dive operator for a bigger tank for yourself.
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  3. ljpm

    ljpm Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    That was my solution to the same problem, except I bought a couple 133 steel tanks (I'm 6'5" so on me they look like 80's would on a normal person). I got my wive a couple steel 80's as well (she's short). Now we start and finish at pretty much the same pressure.
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  4. Bert van den Berg

    Bert van den Berg Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Zealand
    Opposite problem here... the wife hasn't been diving nearly as long as me so she runs out of air first. I use her octi when returning her to the boat so my residual air lasts longer and I can stay down a bit longer

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